The Conflict Program appoints attorneys to defend people charged with.
The Conflict Program’s appointed attorneys provide indigent defense to people charged with contempt of court in Contra Costa county. The Conflict Program possesses a deep commitment to their clients and understand the gravity of contempt charges.
Contempt, in the context of California law, refers to a legal concept where an individual willfully disobeys or shows disrespect towards a court, judge, or other judicial officers, thereby obstructing or undermining the administration of justice. Contempt is considered a serious offense.
Contempt proceedings generally require a formal process where the alleged contemnor is given notice of the charges and an opportunity to defend themselves. The court will evaluate the evidence presented and determine whether contempt has occurred. If contempt is found, the court has discretion to impose appropriate sanctions or penalties to address the contemptuous behavior and maintain the integrity of the judicial process.